In praise of petroleum

you ask. Petroleum oil produces thousands more products than listed. One
42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline, and then the
rest is used to make everyday items. I wasn’t raised with a computer or
cell phone, but the future generation cannot seem to live without their
electronic leash. I was raised with central heat and air, VCRs, DVD
players and cable and very much appreciate these luxuries.

the pipeline means you’re also opposed to job creation. Remember
Solyndra — the green energy company supported by President Obama that
went bankrupt? Oh, yeah, and the taxpayers paid for that company that

But what about global warming? I don’t know,
but I don’t remember the dinosaurs using too much hair spray or the
smog from their commute to work causing the ozone to create the ice age.
I enjoy having candles, toothbrushes, paintbrushes for my art, shampoo
and makeup because — let’s face it — solar and wind energy aren’t going
to help me look sexy for a date with my boyfriend.

—Amber Nemecek
Oklahoma City

Amber Nemecek

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